Australian cinema academy announces exchange plans at Shanghai film fest

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts released a series of programs for film exchange at the ongoing 21st Shanghai International Film Festival.

Ti Gong

AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella speaks at a press conference in Shanghai on June 20, 2018.

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts released a series of programs for film exchange at the ongoing 21st Shanghai International Film Festival.

AACTA announced on June 20 that film entries from China, South Korea, Japan and Malaysia can vie for the inaugural Best Asian Film Award, which will be presented at the 2018 AACTA Awards later this year.

Among the Chinese productions are military film “Operation Red Sea,” suspense “Detective Chinatown II,” sci-fi thriller “Battle of Memories,” and fantasy “Asura.”

Other entries include South Korean fantasy film “With God,” Japanese drama “Shoplifters,” and Malaysian action adventure “Tombiruo.”

Oscar and AACTA award-winning actor Russell Crowe will act as the President of the Asian Film Grand Jury. Veteran Australian filmmakers Phillip Noyce and Paul Currie will also join the panel this year.

To enhance its exchange and cooperation with Chinese filmmakers, AACTA has held a few programs during this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival. 

For the first time, professionals from the award-winning animation company Animal Logic were invited to give a master class for Chinese animators.



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